SpaceShipTwo

SpaceShipTwo

SpaceShipTwo is the prototype for the world's first commercial manned spaceship, destined to take private astronauts into space and paving the way for space transportation.

WhiteKnightTwo

WhiteKnightTwo

Utilizing an open-architecture design and powered by four Pratt & Whitney turbofans, WhiteKnightTwo provides the high-altitude launch platform for SpaceShipTwo to achieve sub-orbital flight.

Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer

Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer

This record-breaking, single-place, aviation marvel features two external booms flanking a center pod where the pilot sits, on top of which is the aircraft's powerhouse, a Williams turbofan jet engine.

SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne, the first private manned spacecraft, is a three-place, high-altitude research rocket, designed for sub-orbital flights at an altitude of 100 km and powered by a unique hybrid rocket motor.

White Knight

White Knight

Initially developed to provide a launch platform at 50,000 ft for SpaceShipOne, White Knight is a three-place, high-altitude, flexible and capable research aircraft.

Video Gallery

Flight 15P (First Spaceflight, June 21 2004)

Footage from America by Air productions. Man-on-the-streets interviews with the public, SpaceShipOne and White Knight taxi, takeoff, glider landing. 16X9 from HDTV with audio, approx. 6 mins 40 seconds.

Flight 15P (First Spaceflight, June 21 2004) - B Roll

B-Roll footage courtesy of Vulcan Productions / Discovery Channel showing the rocket ignition and ascent from a chase plane, cockpit footage of Mike Melvill and the M&Ms, and external camera footage from SS1. (no audio)

X-Prize Flight #1 (September 29 2004)

B-Roll footage courtesy of Vulcan Productions / Discovery Channel showing the rocket ignition and ascent from a chase plane, footage from Edwards AFB tracking camera, cockpit footage of Mike Melvill, and external camera footage from SS1. (no audio)

X-Prize Flight #2 (October 04 2004)

B-Roll footage courtesy of Vulcan Productions / Discovery Channel showing the rocket ignition and ascent from a chase plane, cockpit footage of Brian Binnie, and external camera footage from SS1, landing from ground and air cameras. (no audio)

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